Saturday, April 16, 2011

How to make 22000g in 3 hours as a Scribe

For the last week or two, prices of Cataclysm herbs have been incredibly low on some realms and less and less players are selling inks, making the prices rise. This creates "new" ways to make lots of gold, especially for Scribes.

As a Scribe I have taken advantage of the low prices by milling the herbs and creating Blackfallow Inks and Inferno Inks, which I then sell as they are to people that don't want to spend time milling herbs.

There's nice profit to be had this way if the flower prices are low enough. I invested about 6500g into Cinderbloom stacks some days ago, each costing only 13-16g.

I then sold the Blackfallow Inks for 15-20g each, depending on stack size and Inferno Inks 66g each. According to my addon I profited about 22,000g from all of them.

I had boatloads of Blackfallows so I turned majority of them into Inferno Inks instead via the Ink trader in your local Inscription shop, even though they sell for way less than Blackfallow stacks. But they do seem to sell faster than overpriced Fallows.

Someone might create Darkmoon Cards and Fortune Cards instead, but their prices have dropped a lot and one Darkmoon card costs about 800g to make, yet most Cards are worth only 200-600g and only a few are worth 4000g so there's a risk involved. You also have to wait for the next Darkmoon to make gold if you want to sell trinkets and not invidual cards. I chose the safe way and sold the Inks instead.

Some tips to not make you bored to death

This is time consuming and repetitive, so make sure you enjoy the time as much as you can.

1. Create a milling macro like this

/cast Milling
/use Cinderbloom
/use Stormvine
/use Whiptail

(Add whatever herbs you are milling)

2. Drag the shiny new macro into your actionbar somewhere so you don't have to keep your mouse pointer at a specific spot

3. Watch a tv show, movie or even youtube vids and reduce them both from full screen to windowed so you can see them both. Make WoW window extremely small (You don't need to see it clearly) and keep it on top so you can press your action bar key while watching the other window at the same time.

If you have a tv nearby, it's even easier :) Music is also a good choice!

Note: It will take some time to sell them all, since you will be undercutted a lot! Also, if your AH is full of inks, it's likely you can't make as much profit. Time your auctions so there won't be a lot of competition. You can also remove the competition by buying both cheap inks and herbs ;)
Do you want more gold tips? Don't forget to share!


Gevlon said...

But who the hell buys the inks for so high?

Kuja said...

It depends completely on the realm and supply. On my realm regular Inks have been selling for 15-30g for a good while now and there's never more than 2 pages of inks and they're all in stacks of one. Same with Inferno inks. 60-100g each!

How many flowers there are available in the AH also is a factor. I just buy them all always and relist for about 3-5x higher to reduce competition and possibly make some nice extra gold. Works for a while until herb bots appear, but then I just repeat the milling or make use of my alchemist for a change.

But the truth is many people don't see the possibilities of milling, or are just too lazy to make use of the prices when the supply is low. ^^

Achieve said...

Its lazy.. profits can be made in lazy...

another way to do the macro thing.. I personally used panda when I was burning 20-40K/day for weeks in herbs... that was when stacks were 80gold... ehhh... anyway... panda... and a second mouse. Take the back up mouse, and remove the BALL... yeah it still has a bal... use a wireless optical mouse, position pointer.. now click with the one button... easy like clicking the button on a garage door opener...